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Panajachel Municipal Market
Vacation Travel Guide

Experience some of Guatemala’s indigenous traditions as you browse the stalls of this colorful market and shop for handcrafted souvenirs and fresh produce.

Spend an afternoon experiencing the sights, sounds and smells of Panajachel Municipal Market. Chat with friendly stall owners and purchase typical Guatemalan wares and made-for-tourist souvenirs. Mingle with a mix of locals and tourists as you wander between the market stalls.

Discover shops packed floor to ceiling with brightly colored merchandise. Check out the traditional attire of the stall owners and visiting families. Meet women dressed in embroidered cortes (skirts) and huipils (blouses). The traje (traditional dress) of indigenous men includes cowboy hats and colorful pants.

The market is a great place to purchase keepsakes. Find everything from hammocks and woolen hats to embroidered bags, pillow cases and shawls. Browse for ceramics, jewelry, leather goods and woodcarvings. You might also stumble upon a one-of-a-kind framed artwork. Bargaining for goods is customary so prepare to engage in price battles.

Don’t miss the fresh produce stands, stacked with fruits and vegetables. There are also flower sellers and butchers. If you aren’t in the mood to shop then simply stand back and enjoy some people-watching. Be sure to have your camera ready to take photos of the market’s lively activity and vivid colors.

Panajachel Municipal Market is open daily. Located just north of Panajachel’s town center, it’s easy to get here on foot or via a low-cost tuc tuc (three-wheeled taxi).

After visiting the market you might want to visit the town’s other major attractions. Admire the architecture and intricate carvings of the nearby Church of St. Francis. Stroll along vibrant Calle Santander, lined with street vendors, bars and restaurants. Walk to the town’s waterfront, gaze across placid Lake Atitlán and marvel at pretty sunsets. Join a boat trip to lakeside villages such as Santiago Atitlán and San Pedro la Laguna.

Top Hotels Close to Panajachel Municipal Market

Porta Hotel del Lago
Porta Hotel del Lago
3.5 out of 5
2a Avenida 06-17 Zona 2, Panajachel, Solola
The price is NT$2,899 per night from Mar 7 to Mar 8

This family-friendly Panajachel hotel is located on a lake, within a 5-minute walk of Multiple Use Area Lake Atitlan Basin and La Galeria. Azul Maya Archaeological ...

4/5Very Good! (409 reviews)

"I will definitely stay there again. The restaurant employees are great and the food is delicious."…"

Reviewed on 2021/2/20

Porta Hotel del Lago
Regis Hotel & Spa
Regis Hotel & Spa
3.5 out of 5
3a avenida 3-47 zona 2, Panajachel, Solola
The price is NT$1,441 per night from Mar 7 to Mar 8

This family-friendly Panajachel hotel is located on a lake, within a 5-minute walk of Multiple Use Area Lake Atitlan Basin, La Galeria, and Casa Cakchiquel Arts ...

4.2/5Excellent! (317 reviews)

"We found this hotel very disappointing and checked out. The room was dingy and we had no patio worth sitting on. The hit spring tubs are not from a hit spring rather heated water. It is off the main street which is loud.....not the peaceful setting we had en isioned"…"

Reviewed on 2020/2/5

Regis Hotel & Spa
Selina Atitlan
Selina Atitlan
2.5 out of 5
Calle del Embarcadero Zona 2, Panajachel, Solola
The price is NT$1,076 per night from Mar 9 to Mar 10

Situated in Panajachel, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Multiple Use Area Lake Atitlan Basin and Azul Maya Archaeological Museum. Casa Cakchiquel Arts ...

4.1/5Very Good! (63 reviews)

"Muy recomendado. Buena ubicación, habitaciones limpias, cómodas y amplias."…"

Reviewed on 2021/1/10

Selina Atitlan
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Best Lodging Options Near Panajachel Municipal Market

Porta Hotel del Lago
Porta Hotel del Lago
3.5 out of 5
2a Avenida 06-17 Zona 2, Panajachel, Solola
The price is NT$2,899 per night from Mar 7 to Mar 8
Porta Hotel del Lago
Regis Hotel & Spa
Regis Hotel & Spa
3.5 out of 5
3a avenida 3-47 zona 2, Panajachel, Solola
The price is NT$1,441 per night from Mar 7 to Mar 8
Regis Hotel & Spa
Selina Atitlan
Selina Atitlan
2.5 out of 5
Calle del Embarcadero Zona 2, Panajachel, Solola
The price is NT$1,076 per night from Mar 9 to Mar 10
Selina Atitlan
Hotel Atitlán
Hotel Atitlán
3.5 out of 5
Finca San Buenaventura, Panajachel, Solola
The price is NT$4,309 per night from Mar 12 to Mar 13
Hotel Atitlán
Hotel y Centro de Convenciones Jardines del Lago
Hotel y Centro de Convenciones Jardines del Lago
3 out of 5
Calle Monterrey, Panajachel, Solola
The price is NT$2,002 per night from Mar 7 to Mar 8
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Posada de Don Rodrigo Panajachel
Posada de Don Rodrigo Panajachel
3.5 out of 5
Final de la Calle Santander, Panajachel, Solola
The price is NT$2,566 per night from Mar 7 to Mar 8
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Mayan Palace Hotel
Mayan Palace Hotel
2.5 out of 5
Via principal 0 96, Zona 2, Panajachel
Mayan Palace Hotel
Villas Jabel Tinamit
Villas Jabel Tinamit
3.5 out of 5
Callejon Santa Elena, Panajachel, Sololá
The price is NT$1,251 per night from Mar 6 to Mar 7
Villas Jabel Tinamit
La Zanahoria Chic
La Zanahoria Chic
2.5 out of 5
1a. Avenida de los arboles 0-46 zona 1, Panajachel, Solola
La Zanahoria Chic
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.